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AZ WEEK: Diversifying the Health-Care Workforce

University of Arizona programs works to spark interest among minorities starting in high school.

Arizona Spotlight for February 13th, 2015

A student learns to balance family, education, and work with limited income; translating Murakami's stories into English; repose as a way to deal with stress; a bull rider's quest for the Gold Buckle.

University of Arizona Gets $3.6M for Public Health Training Centers

UA collaborating with Nevada, California, Hawaii to open facilities there; focus will be on rural areas.

Free Immunizations Prepare Tucson Area Children for School

Health screening, vaccinations from El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson Medical Center, Lion's Clubs.

Campus health representatives with the Oasis Program set up a table at the UA mall to do outreach against sexual assault.

Pima Health Hosts Insurance Enrollment Assistance Events

County Health Dept. holding in-person help for Medicaid and Affordable Care Act health plans available for residents.

Students learn about what it would be like to organize medical treatment in a health emergency.

UA Holds a Flu Pandemic Exercise for Students

People majoring in medicine, public health, pharmacy, nursing and other fields came together to run through a mock influenza pandemic.

Free School Lunches At Risk with Shutdown

US Department of Agriculture, which funds program at schools, says meals paid through October

AZ Campaigning to Send Car Seats to Mexico

Safety devices more expensive, harder to get south of the border, state plans to help

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

Pima County Public Library has nurses at 11 of its 23 branches.

Pima County Library Nurses Program Recognized as Innovative

The service pairs public health nurses with patrons to educate the public on health issues.

Wayne Decker, co-director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, talks about a new Master's program that focuses on combating global poverty and hunger.

Combating Global Poverty From Tucson

New master’s degree trains students to tackle economic issues worldwide.

Stephanie MacFarland, Ph.D. and Program Director for Project FOCUS, discusses Project Focus's effects on the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities.

Project Offers Path to College for Intellectually Disabled

Innovative UA program opens door to new opportunities, advantages

Bill Would Require Anti-Allergy Meds in Schools

Doc argues epinephrine as important as defibrilators

Nutrition Sciences Assistant Research Professor Melanie Hingle speaks about the increasing number of cases of childhood obesity and its effects as well as preventative measures parents can take to help their children.

The Challenge of Childhood Obesity Prevention

Information aplenty; implementation a key issue, nutritionist says

University of Arizona Helps Sustain Nogales Wheelchair Shop

Across the border, the UA is impacting others, like here at the All-Terrain Wheelchair Shop.

Authenticity and Legitimacy in Multilingual Second Language Acquisition

The University of Arizona holds a symposium to discuss multilingualism in today's society

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